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IBM Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern V8.5 helps enable rapid scaling of your business rule management projects

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-131
April 26, 2013


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Overview Overview Publications Publications
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Technical information Technical information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Ordering information Ordering information
Description Description Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Statement of direction Statement of direction Prices Prices
Program number Program number  Order now Order now

(Corrected on May 31, 2013)

The Publications section is revised.

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IBM® Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern ( IBM ODM Application Pattern) V8.5:

For ordering, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).



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Overview
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IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5 is an application pattern configuration of IBM ODM optimized to run in IBM PureApplication System environments. This new support is designed to accelerate the set up and management of complex highly available business rule management environments. IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5:

IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5 provides the same capabilities as delivered in IBM ODM V8.5.



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Key prerequisites
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IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5 requires the IBM PureApplication System W1500 environment.

For additional details, refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements sections.



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Planned availability date
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June 26, 2013: Electronic distribution



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Description
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IBM ODM is a comprehensive and consumable, decision-management platform that offers visibility, collaboration, and management of your business decision logic. It includes tooling and run time for design, execution, monitoring, and simulation. It is specifically designed to make it easy for process owners and business users to engage directly in the definition and change of their business decisions.

IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5 is an application pattern configuration of IBM ODM optimized to run in PureApplication System environments. It is designed to give you an elastic, highly available, and production-ready configuration that is easy to set up, manage, and scale. Using this pattern helps enable critical resources to focus on value-add activities and accelerate the expansion of ODM across your enterprise.

IBM ODM Application Pattern consists of a single package and requires entitlement to the following:

IBM ODM Application Pattern supports PureApplication System W1500.

PureApplication System is a hardware system that delivers a scalable, virtualized environment to run your applications. It is designed to quickly deploy new application workloads via predefined patterns, into a virtualized environment, and to enable additional capacity, as needed, in a building-block fashion. It is designed to help you manage workloads intelligently with set service levels for key application workloads and automatically meet them, and to easily update an entire application stack through a single point of management. It can help accelerate cloud initiatives and reduce lifecycle costs.

For more information about PureApplication System W1500, refer to Software Announcement 212-117, dated April 11, 2012.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) containing details on accessibility compliance can be requested at

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html

Section 508 of the US Rehabilitation Act

IBM Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern support is available as of June 26, 2013, when used in accordance with associated IBM documentation, of satisfying the applicable requirements of Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, provided that any assistive technology used with the product properly interoperates with it.

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested on the following website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Statement of direction
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IBM intends to deliver the IBM ODM Application Pattern and the IBM Business Process Manager Application Pattern for the IBM PureApplication System W1700 to provide consistent capability across both the IBM PureApplication System W1500 and W1700 configurations.

IBM's statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM's sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code, or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion.



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For more information about PureApplication System W1500, refer to Software Announcement 212-117, dated April 11, 2012.

For additional information on IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5 refer to Software Announcement 213-125, dated April 23, 2013.

For additional information on IBM Operational Decision Manager V8.5, for z/OS® refer to Software Announcement 213-127, dated April 23, 2013.



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Availability of national languages
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Description                     Availability date  Language

IBM Operational Decision        June 26, 2013      Multilingual
 Manager Application Pattern                       Chinese Simplified,
                                                   Chinese Traditional,
                                                   English US, French, German,
                                                   Italian, Japanese, Korean,
                                                   Portuguese Brazilian, Spanish 

The IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5 provisioning supports the languages previously listed.

For the current list of languages supported in IBM ODM Application Pattern V8.5, visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/websphere/ilog_supported_languages.html


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Program number
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  Program                 Program
  number         VRM      name
 
  5725-L43       V8.5     IBM Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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IBM ODM Application Pattern documentation is shipped in an information center, which can be viewed from a web browser with Internet access or run locally. A local copy of the information center can be downloaded and installed. Any new or updated version of the documentation can be added to that locally installed information center.

On June 26, 2013, the ODM Application Pattern information is included in the online version of the IBM ODM V8.5 information center at

http://pic.dhe.ibm.com/infocenter/dmanager/v8r5/index.jsp


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM ODM Application Pattern requires IBM PureApplication System W1500.

For the most current hardware requirements for IBM ODM Application Pattern, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27036156

For more information about PureApplication System W1500, refer to Software Announcement 213-157, dated April 26, 2013.

Software requirements

IBM ODM Application Pattern requires:

IBM PureApplication System includes entitlement to run these products.

For more information about PureApplication System W1500, refer to Software Announcement 213-157, dated April 26, 2013.

For more information about IBM Transactional Database Pattern, refer to Software Announcement 211-474, dated November 1, 2011.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM , such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Limitations

For additional information, refer to Usage restriction in the Terms and conditions section of this announcement, or to the license information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf

Planning information

Packaging

IBM ODM Application Pattern

No media pack - electronic delivery only
                                                      Part
Component                                             number
 
Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern      CRM7PML
 V8.5 Multiplatform Multilingual eAssembly
 
The eAssembly contains the following files:
 
- Quick Start Guide for Operational Decision Manager
   Application Pattern V8.5
 
- Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern
   V8.5 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Base Server

The eAssembly is available in an application pattern bundle file format and can be installed using the install script that ships with the bundle file.

For more information about IBM Download Director, visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/us/ddhelp.html

This Program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the Program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT. This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, and will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM OCM Application Pattern support uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware or software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



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Software Services
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

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This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus.

For more information about IBM Software Value Plus, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/page/svp_authorized_portfolio

To locate IBM Business Partners for Software Value Plus in your geography for a specific Software Value Plus portfolio, visit

http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/bplocator/
Product group: WebSphere
 
  Product Identifier Description (PID)
 
  IBM Operational Decision Manager   5725-L43
  Application Pattern
 
Product category: Operational Decision Manager
 

Passport Advantage

ODM Pattern
 
  No media pack - electronic delivery only
 
                                                             Part
Program name/Description                                     number

Operational Decision Manager Application Pattern
  IBM Decision Center for Operational Decision Manager
  Application Pattern Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
    License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months            D0ZRZLL
    Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                 E0HNTLL
    SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months        D0ZS0LL
  IBM Decision Server for Operational Decision Manager
  Application Pattern Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
    License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months            D0ZS2LL
    Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                 E0HNULL
    SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months        D0ZS3LL
  IBM Decision Server for Operational Decision Manager
    Application Pattern Non-Production
    Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 
    License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months            D0ZS7LL
    Annual SW Subscription & Support Renewal                 E0HNVLL
    SW Subscription & Support Reinstatement 12 Months        D0ZS8LL

Passport Advantage trade-up

The following list of precursor products for which you must have already acquired a license, in order to be eligible to acquire equivalent licenses using the trade-up part numbers.

IBM ODM Application Pattern

                                                             Trade-up
Precursor product           Trade-up product                 part number
 
IBM Decision Center         IBM Decision Center for          D0ZS1LL
 Processor Value Unit        Operational Decision
 License + SW Subscription   Manager Application Pattern
 & Support 12 Months         Processor Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Decision Server         IBM Decision Server for          D0ZS4LL
 Processor Value Unit        Operational Decision
 License + SW Subscription   Manager Application Pattern
 & Support 12 Months         Processor Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Decision Server for     IBM Decision Server for          D0ZS5LL
 Operational Decision        Operational Decision
 Manager Application         Manager Application Pattern
 Pattern Non-production PVU  Processor Value Unit (PVU)
 License + SW Subscription
 & Support 12 Months
IBM Decision Server         IBM Decision Server for          D0ZS9LL
 Non-Production              Operational Decision Manager
 Processor Value Unit        Application Pattern
 License + SW Subscription   Non-Production
 & Support 12 Months         Processor Value Unit (PVU)

Consult your IBM representative if you have any questions.

Charge metric

Program name                      PID number    Charge metric
 
Operational Decision Manager      5725-L43      Processor Value Unit
 Application Pattern
 

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at the website below) and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores. The PVU table can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the web page below). If using Full Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using Virtualization Capacity licensing, Licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes



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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available via Passport Advantage . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Money-back guarantee

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Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Usage restriction

Yes. For additional information, refer to the License Information document that is available on the IBM Software License Agreement website

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express® . Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://www.ibm.com/support/handbook

Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage website at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
IBM Operational Support Services - SoftwareXcel

No

Other support

Passport Advantage

System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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